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'Daily Show' Investigates Koch Bros. Latest Sleaze

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.06.2014 | Comedy

"It was kind of like being endorsed by Charles Manson." That's how City Councilman Chris Turner of Coralville, Iowa described the support of the Ko...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Obama Linked To Stalin In Facebook Ad For Conservatives' Event

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Publicity for an event sponsored by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity served up a blunt Obama-is-a-communist message over the weekend,...

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

Democratic PAC Fires Back At Koch Brothers Over 'Deceptive' Ads

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A barrage of ads from the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity attacking two Arizona Democratic representatives were answered Thursday by a P...

Ashley Woods

Koch Brothers Group Boosts Michigan Republican's Senate Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Michigan's U.S. Senate race is quickly becoming one of 2014's most critical contests, and the Koch brothers' dark money group, Americans fo...

Republican Bid To Flip Ron Barber's House Seat Just Got A Bit Easier

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former talk-radio host and horse-racing official Ed Martin dropped out of the race for Rep. Ron Barber’s (D-Ariz.) seat on Friday, according to the ...

Kate Sheppard

In Ironic Twist, Deregulation Group Solicits Aid For West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians have been without access to clean tap water for five days now, following a chemical spill in the Elk River. T...

Koch-Funded Group Ditches New Mexico Amid Spending Blitz

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, is pulling out of New Mexico amid the rollout of a multi-milli...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dark money flowed freely in 2013 and into the new year as social welfare nonprofits and corporate trade associations -- groups that are ...

Koch-Funded Group Launches New Assault On Obamacare

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Conservative activists opposed to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul started a new assault on the Affordable...

Koch Brothers Launch $2.5 Million Ad Blitz Against Democrats, Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by the Koch brothers, unveiled a TV ad blitz Thursday attacking vulnerable Senate Democrats ov...

Koch Brothers Hit Democrats On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released a pair of TV ads Thursday that seize on the flawed rol...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner To Conservative Groups: Are You Kidding Me?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) assailed conservative groups Thursday for opposing the latest budget deal, saying they had crossed a...

Luke Johnson

Boehner Slams 'Ridiculous' Move By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a hard swing Wednesday at conservative groups opposing the newly announced bipartisan budget de...

The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.

Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released an attack ad on Wednesday criticizing Se...

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

New IRS tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups -- and the disclosures also show that some of the money raised by these groups, which aren't required to reveal their donors, are sharing money with other groups that don't reveal their donors.

Koch-Backed Group Blew Through Records In 2012

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity — the main political arm of billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch — spent a staggering $122 million l...

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

Why Is Google Helping the Kochs Attack Wind Power?

Brad Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Johnson

Several organizations supported by Internet giant Google are calling on Congress to let the wind production tax credit to expire.

Koch-Backed Group's Efforts May Have Backfired

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A powerful interest group's aggressive efforts to sway a normally sleepy city election in Iowa may ha...

Biden Phones Mayoral Winner In Tiny Coralville, Iowa

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Coralville, Iowa, Mayor-elect John Lundell received a congratulatory phone call from Vice President Joe Biden shortly after his victory Tuesday night....

Koch-Backed Group Injects Itself Into Small Town Races

The New York Times | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Election seasons in this small eastern Iowa town are usually cordial affairs. But this year, a group backed by the billionaire Ko...

Koch Group Wades Into Tiny Iowa Election

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — No election may be too small for the independent political groups vying for influence in the United Stat...